This weeks card challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges was to make a card that depicts a popular travel destination, any place, town or country. Like all of us, I had bought this paper pack a while ago but still hadn’t used it. It’s a pack from JoAnn Fabric and Crafts by DCWV:
A lot of the pages have glitter and it also has pages that you can cut into quarter page pieces that when cut measure 6 x 6″. Below is one of those pages I cut for this project:
I chose the one on the lower right hand corner. I love pink and black together and I also loved that the flowers were glittered. I chose a die set by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs called 1104 – Hanging Charm Pull Tab.
As shown in the picture above, this set comes with 4 charms: Eiffel Tower, Butterfly, Heart and Beverage Container. There are several other Charm die sets that you can buy separately. These charms can be used on so many different projects. There are other die sets that these charms will work with also. This particular die set is basically the pop up mechanism. Once you’ve assembled it, you can place it anywhere on your base card. I chose the lower left side of my base card because I didn’t want to cover up the glittered flowers. There is a great YouTube video on the assembly of this die set. When you pull the tab (where I placed an arrow, it reveals another sentiment:
Here’s a picture of another page in this paper stack that I used to cut one of the mechanism dies out of. It’s a page that is distressed not dirty, but I thought it would make a “frame in a frame” sort of look before you pulled the tab. Not sure it was successful.
I cut the “Eiffel Tower” from black cardstock scraps twice to give it more weight. I decorated the black cardstock “Eiffel Tower” with black/silver “Glitter Dots” and “Glitter Lines” from Elizabeth Crafts Designs. The “Happy Birthday” is #783 – Happy Birthday from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
I hope you’ll think about this die set (I receive no commission of any kind). I like die sets like this one because you can use it for so many occasions. Below are two other cards I made with this same die set. You don’t have to use charms. I just glued the wheel barrow/flowers to the frame and the crab the same way! Your imagination is the only thing that determines how many things you can do with this clever set!
So far I’ve only used this set this way. However, it could also be the front of a standard folded card base. On all 3 of the cards I made I wrote to the recipient on the back of the card (it doesn’t open).
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Other products used for this project:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: “arrow” from 974 – Rectangle Pull Card, “diamond shapes in corners of the frame” 771 – Accordion Fancy Label, Clear double sided adhesive 6mm and 10mm.
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